Category: Locksmiths

Do You Have a Locksmiths Number in Your Phone?

Phil, the head locksmith @ Abacus Locksmiths

Do you have a locksmiths number in your phone?

Imagine from a moment you’re locked outside of your house. Your battery only has a few percent left and you’ve been out all night and it’s now 2am.

You know that if you use your data to try to find a locksmith on Google then you’re most likely going to see your phone die before you can make a phone call.

Having a locksmith number in your phone is one of the most valuable things you can have if you ever get into a situation like this.

Stop reading right now and save 01202 287055 into your phone under Abacus locksmith Bournemouth. That is our number and you can call us if you are ever in a lockout situation.

We can help deal with any Lookout situation. It does not matter what you’re dealing with. If you’re in an emergency situation we can be there within 30 minutes.

It’s doesn’t matter if you are lockout of your car, home or business. Nor does it matter what time of the day it is as we can help 24/7.

Another great reason to have our number in your phone it’s the pace of mind. Imagine the situation that was mentioned just above. You got home and you realiae you’ve lost your keys. Then suddenly you remember you have our number saved in your phone. You see that your battery only has a few percent but you know that you have enough battery power to make a phone call.

That is peace of mind is something that money cannot buy!

Save 01202 287055 in your phone right now as your preferred Bournemouth emergency locksmith.

5 Steps to a Safer Home

Little changes generally have the biggest impact when it comes to the security of your home. Small but bad habits can easily be turned into good habits that can keep your family safe and your belongings where there should be. Safely inside your home. This is a small guide that’s being put together to deter thieves from breaking into your home.

1 – Keep the Outside Clean

Make sure that the outside of your property is in good condition. It’s pretty easy for a thief to take notice of a broken window. And it’s also easy for you to ignore it if it’s not a big deal to you. But if everything is intact and looks secure. Then your property looks less appealing for someone to break in. Make sure all items that are not in use a stored away correctly so it does not give the perception that they could potentially be more for the taking. Some examples are kids toys in the yard that can be seen form the road, ladders or other work tools.

2 – Keep Windows and Doors Secure

A great thing to do is to have a locksmith come out to your property and do a security audit. They would check your doors and windows to ensure that they are not easily accessible. If you had a break-in and the insurance company finds out that your property was not up to par based on their policies they may potentially refuse your claim.

3 –  Buy a Good Safe

Having a safe is not just something to use in a hotel room when you travel. They are becoming increasingly popular these days. Imagine for a moment if you had a break-in and the box that you keep all your passports, birth certificates, and other important documents or valuables got stolen. That would be a nightmare to deal with! It’s really not that hard to pick up a safe from the local department store or order one from Amazon.

4 –  When is the Last Time you Replace your Keys?

Do you rent your property?

Did you just take the property over in a purchase?

Have you lost your keys and didn’t  replace them?

There situations could potentially lead to someone simply using the set of keys they have to let themselves into your property. And this may potentially not be covered on an insurance claim. Replacing all of the locks on your property might not be the most convenient situation to deal with but sometimes it’s what’s required. A professional locksmith can help with lock replacement.

5 – Do you Have These Bad Habits?

Are you one of those people who leaves keys in the lock?

Do you leave the house unlocked when you go to the store?

If you’re doing this you could be jeopardising your home safety. Even your families safety. Make it a habit actually lock your property when you are not there as this why you were juice the risk of a break-in.

We home these tips have helped you. If you want to secure you home then you should know how to pick a good locksmith for the job. Well, you’re in luck! We just put up our guide called How to Choose a Good Locksmith. It’s the perfect next step after reading this article on our site.

How to Choose a Good Locksmith

Unless you have a locksmith you already trust a home or auto lockout can make you vulnerable to scammers.

The following tips will make sure you hire someone who’s qualified and trustworthy.

Tip #1

The first thing you should look for is good customer service someone. Call the locksmiths number you’re looking to hire. Talk to them about all the different options you considering and see how they respond. Do a little research first so you come across as being a little knowledgeable. There are different types of locks and different ranges of security levels. A good company will take the time to actually help you make a choice based on your needs rather than just getting the sale right way.

Tip #2

Make sure the locksmith is licensed. Here in the UK including Bournemouth any reputable locksmith will be part of the Master Locksmiths Association. When the locksmith shows up they should have their credentials handy and they should be in a company car. Not just a plain car without company branding.

Don’t allow the locksmith to work on your property without seeing credentials. As at the end of the day to an untrained eye like yours you won’t know if the locksmith is doing something to your property that will allow someone to access it with ease later.

Tip #3

A locksmith is something that you’d never even know someone has a recommendation for. Having your locks replaced on your home is not really a talking point for many. So reach out to your good friends and find out if they have a recommendations for a locksmith that did good work for them in the past. This is who we get a lot of businesses coming in ourselves as a business as we do good work and get lots of referrals.

Tip #4

Something you want to keep in mind is asking for a complete price that won’t change. This way you ensure you have a final price and you avoid the lowball bait price switching games. This way even if there is a labour charge and various other fees it won’t matter as you have a confirmed written quote.

Tip #5

Go local! There are lots of call centres out there that a run by national companies. We support local businesses ourselves partners we work with. And it’s best to choose a local locksmith also. We cover Bournemouth but if you need a local locksmith in other parts of the UK then check the UK Locksmith Directory. The only locksmiths allowed in this directory are locals who have community values.

If you follow these tips then when making a choice out of your locally available locksmiths should end up being a sound choice.

We hope these tips have helped you. If you are looking top replace door locks on your property then Phil’s guide on How to choose the Best Door Lock for your Home is something you should read next.